Was caught wrong-footed on Johnson's free kick opener, but recovered to make some good saves. The Timbers' second was a great goal just beyond his ability to stop.
Committed the foul which Will Johnson turned into the game's first goal, and had to go off in the first half after picking up a broken rib. A game he won't want to remember.
His offensive skill set needs some polishing, but his defensive work was mostly fine until he was beaten in the air for Portland's late goal.
Covered a lot of ground up and down the right, did good defensive work, and was involved in the RSL passing game. His width allowed Gil to roam.
An absolute force in the air. Scored a huge goal for the second straight game, a powerful jump and a powerful header.
Was called upon to play a more all-action role than he's used to, and performed admirably, trying forward passes and moving the ball around in addition to his good defensive work.
A goal and two assists as he ran the game from the midfield. He was the lynchpin as RSL recovered from a slow start, established possession, moved the ball around, probed and and came back to score four goals.
Some great direct play, willing to take shots and able to put them on goal. Would have headed one in if not for Ricketts coming up with the best save of the match.
Provided a sure-footed passing outlet on the left-hand side, and even if his attempts to force the issue weren't always successful, was a threat that Portland had to contend with.
Great work to chase down Danso and win the ball, capped by a nice finish to put RSL ahead, then laid off to Sandoval for the third.
Brought industry and a physical presence to the RSL attack and was rewarded with a goal early in the second half.
Was hung out to try by his defense on the first three goals but really should have done better on the fourth. Some vital saves as his team tried desperately to get back into the game.
Was more than happy to bomb forward and get involved in the attack, but left a lot of space for RSL to exploit at times.
An absolute nightmare for the Gambian defender. Failed to challenge Schuler as the RSL man equalized on a corner kick and coughed up the ball in a terrible place to Findley for the second.
A much better showing than his deeper-lying defensive partner, but wasn't able to stop that RSL onslaught.
Was given the thankless job of trying to shut down the RSL midfield on a night the Royals really rallied around Morales. Despite his endeavors and some good defensive work, obviously lost that battle.
Committed a few fouls in his 75 minutes, but hardly anything of note in a Timbers attack deprived of fluency.
Put his team up with a knuckling free kick that fooled Rimando and was easily Portland's best player on a rough night.
Had real trouble whenever he was matched up with Sandoval, and was left grasping as the rookie scored his team's third goal.
Choked by his team's inability to either assert itself on the game or soak up pressure and counter, but he was still able to try and make things happen on occasion.
Had an absolutely vital clearance on the line, which unfortunately for him, was probably his best contribution. Taken off early in the second half. Hugely disappointing by his usual standards.
Another foward-looking player thrown on by Caleb Porter who failed to make any impact.
Came on as a sub but faced the same problems as Portland's other attacking players.
His cameo handed Portland a lifeline with a late goal thanks to a fantastic headed ball.